Global Peace Film Festival: “Nailed it”

A Feature Length Documentary by Adele Free Pham The Story A fortuitous encounter with 20 Vietnamese refugee women and The Birds actress Tippi Hedren in 1975, sparks the Asian nail salon as we know it. In this hour-long documentary, Nailed It presents a lineage of...

The Farewell – Movie Reflections

Last week Lulu Wang’s film “The Farewell” starring Awkwafina was released in cinemas, through an initiative by Allied Global Marketing I was fortunate enough to attend an advanced screening of the film for the Central Florida region last night (7/24/19). The film itself carries deep meaning that rocked me to my core, it is the sort of film that makes you want...

Motion Picture Video’s Film “Dueling Dragons,” the Story of Orlando’s “Cops and Kids” Dragon Boat Team is Accepted to Amazon “Rest of the World” (ROW)

Dueling Dragons DVD
Motion Picture Video’s film, “Dueling Dragons,” the story of Orlando’s Dueling Dragons “Cops and Kids” dragon boat team, had a US debut on Amazon Prime Video on Thanksgiving Day. The full-length documentary is free to watch for Amazon Prime members, with options for rent or purchase. Thanks to a partnership with...

Story of Orlando’s “Cops and Kids” Dragon Boat Team to Debut on Amazon Prime on Thanksgiving Day

Dueling Dragons of Orlando
Motion Picture Video’s film, “Dueling Dragons,” the story of Orlando’s Dueling Dragons “Cops and Kids” dragon boat team, will debut on Amazon Prime Video on Thanksgiving Day. The full-length documentary is free to watch for Amazon Prime members, with options for rent or purchase in the United States and United Kingdom. The need to find new ways to build trust and understanding...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’, a cultural movement in American cinema

Crazy Rich Asians
Back in June 2017 I vividly recall strolling through Barnes & Noble and laying my eyes on Kevin Kwan’s ‘Crazy Rich’ trilogy laid out on the shelf; the third book Rich People Problems had just come out. With flashy and unconventional titles of course they caught my eye, I read the back cover of Crazy Rich Asians, paged through...

MOVIE REVIEW: “CRAZY RICH ASIANS”

CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Tonight, August 8th I watched the preview screening of the long-awaited movie "CRAZY RICH ASIANS" based on the best selling novel of Kevin Kwan now available in bookstores. All I can say is that THIS MOVIE IS A MUST SEE. It will be in all theaters starting August 15th. You will not wink your eye at all in this...

Tokyo Ghoul 映画『東京喰種』Live Action

Tokyo Ghoul
The series debuted in September 2011 thanks to mangaka Sui Ishida. Weekly Young Jump first published the manga before it was adapted into an anime series by Pierrot. The anime premiered in July 2014 before a second season ran in January 2015. Tokyo Ghoul is the latest live-action adaptation of a manga to hit theaters, and the film introduces audiences to a gory yet static take on Sui Ishida’s acclaimed series. The film,...

“In Search of Perfect Consonance” – A Chat with the Director

Last month at the Global Peace Film Festival, I watched the short documentary "In Search of Perfect Consonance". I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with Director Ruby Yang and she spoke about the making and inspirations for the film. The film was first released in 2016 and follows the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) as they journey through friendships, difficulties and cultural fusions...

Maiko: Dancing Child

MAIKO: DANCING CHILD
A film by Ase Svenheim Drivenes 70 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2015 Maiko Nishino's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name, Maiko, means dancing child. Her mother sold their house and car to send 14 year-old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing academies in Europe. Maiko knew she couldn't return to Japan as a failure. Now Maiko is 32 and at...

The Secrets of Saké: Tradition, Intuition and an Artist’s Guiding Hand

Sake
POV’s ‘The Birth of Saké’ Follows Meticulous Method of Bringing the Fabled Japanese Drink To Life; Film Premieres Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 on PBS A Co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) “A richly immersive documentary . . . achieves a remarkable level of intimacy without ever sacrificing its reserve or restraint.” — Justin Chang, Variety There’s a lot more to saké—the legendary Japanese...
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